The A List: 31 August

How to have a whale of a time on your holiday, plus the beauty products you’ll need on your return

Moby Dick by SunnyLife Australia If last year’s float was the golden flamingo, this summer the prize goes to our favourite of them all, the giant whale.

Miss Spa Exfoliating Foot Booties After a season of summer sun, surf and sand your feet will delight in this pretreated slippers full of glycolic and salicylic acids to smooth and moisturise those dry, cracked heels.

Bytox Hangover Patches Use these vitamin-rich patches whenever you’re feeling run-down or jetlagged (not necessarily hungover!) to put a spring in your step.

Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss (Harper Luxe) The latest novel from one of my all-time favourite authors attempts to sort out a marital crisis through a transcendental journey.

Dr Brandt Magnetight Age-Defier Mask While I was originally wary of this gimmick, there is absolutely nothing gimmicky about the outstanding results. Simply the most moisturising face mask I have ever used.

The Dinner Based on Herman Koch’s brilliant novel, this psychological thriller with Richard Gere and Rebecca Hall is a must see – now available on iTunes.

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